Poll results: 40% of voters hate the idea of a curved Galaxy Note 7

For the past few weeks, rumors and leaks have persistently suggested that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will only come in an “edge” version – with a dual-curved screen – with no flat option in sight. Samsung has sold it's top-tier smartphones in pairs for the past 20 months, starting with the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, offering an orthodox “flat screen” handset and an “edgy”, but certainly more expensive, curved-display variant. Could it really be taking the risk of not offering a “mundane” Note 7 and only going for an Edge model?

We asked you how this would affect how you feel about the Note 7. 25% of voters said they don't care, since they always go for the Edge models anyway — fair enough. 35% wouldn't mind, as long as the Note 7 costs the same as the Note 5 did at launch — we can imagine how many might be infuriated if Samsung forces a more expensive Edge screen down the throats of fans that don't happen to care much about it. And nearly 40% would absolutely not want a curved display on their next Note. Well, fingers crossed, we guess?

Would the lack of a "regular" Note 7 bother you?

I always go for the "edge" models, so I don't care
25.6%
If it's priced the same as the Note 5 at release, it wouldn't bother me
35.27%
Yes, it would! I don't want a curved screen on my Note 7!
39.13%

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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83 Comments

1. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Next year, for the same poll results but for iphone, the PA heading will say "60% approve of curved design" Got it people how to make interesting headlines?

40. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Well i dont use iphone and also dont like the idea to pay more for a more fragile phone.

49. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

Next year poll result for iphone curve design 59% round up to 60%

50. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

poll result 39.1 % PA round up to 40% oh my god

84. Firestorm

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Typical iphonearena... they better start separate android hating site.. pathetic

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

The iPhone doesn't use a pen though dude. That's the point of the poll. Also, the edge display is nothing but pure cosmetic with no benefits. If Apple ever does a "wrap around" display, it will have a use. Otherwise they won't do it!

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Talk about a biased and pompous comment right there. How much do you charge for that fortune telling coolaid?

6. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Amen to that. As much as I hate Apple, I seldom see meaningless "innovations" in their phones, especially not the kind that compromise something of core importance, like durability and compatibility with accessories.

18. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Oh, you mean like the iPhone 4/4S with its rubberband for the sides that Appel tried to pawn off as an accessory, but knew it was to fix an issue they new in-house about an released the phone anyways? The curved display doesn't make it anymore or less fragile. GLASS IS GLASS NO MATTER HOW ITS SHAPED. DUMMY!

20. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Sure, bring up a phone made 6 years ago into a conversation about modern glass structures. That totally makes sense/s

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It was a meaningless innovation. Appel took the antenna and placed it along the sides of the phone and put the gaps where they can be touched. Any fool knows that touching an antenna causes distortion of a signal. I know you're to young, but when Tv's came with rabbit ear antennas, if you touched them, they interfered with the signal. It was a meaningless innovation which cases issues. Also it was a perfect example, because both phones also had a dual glass design, weher the frame of the phone offered no protection for the glass. Oh but you didn't see that becaue you are stupid and blind to fact. The iPhone 4's cover glass, stood above the frame line butroughly 2MM. The back all was raise above this line. It was a stupid design then as it is now for Samsung to use something even worse no matter how good it looks. I still stand behind what I have said. Dual-glass designs look and feel good but are the worse design for a phone. In the old says the glass was sunken inside the frame of the phone. This offered protection against drops because the phones frame would make contact first. But Apple, the company you defend so much started this craze of making a phone shell so thin that the glass protrudes. So for you to cry about it now, really makes you look crazy as we know you are anyways.

71. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

TVs with aerial at the back. That's the 90s on towards 2000.

30. Xperia14

Posts: 1207; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I don't think so, as the same force is now applied to a smaller surface (the edge).

38. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Spend time in a phone repair shop, the edge is more likely to break, cases are less protective, and it's about impossible to get a good tempered glass screen protector. Yes glass is glass, but when the screen curves around onto the sides, your screen is much more likely to hit the ground and break than if it was flat, and cases can't protect it and leave the edge screen usable.

56. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

On my S6 Edge Plus, I have a full 9H Glass that covers the whole glass including the sides. It's not hard at all, all it takes is looking for what you want. I bought this item on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010FGBO44/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The item is also avail for the Plus model. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Galaxy-Tempered-Screen-Protector/dp/B01964LCHA/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1468530710&sr=1-1&keywords=Samsung+Galaxy+S6+Edge+Plus+Tempered+Glass As far as cases. I used a flip cover, but I mostly just use the cleat cover. Its enough protection. I don't do stupid things while traveling with my phone. I don't walk around with it in my hand all day like some idiots do. Some people love their phone. I use it when I need it. I don't need it in my hands all day. Less you hold, less chance you drop, less chance you drop, less chance you break. Its that simple!

41. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Techie try and get an otterbox defender for s7 edge... Oh wait its dont exist lol. More fragile mean you cannot protect it as much as a flat one. Protector dont cover side of the screen correctly.

43. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

My mistake they finally made one but the side are still partially unprotected.

54. TA700

Posts: 83; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

It'll collect dust and sooner or later peel off.

57. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You don't need one. OH WAIT. Maybe YOU need one. I have had my S6 edge+ since day one. Hasn't broken yet. Also you're stupid and ignorant. Look what we have here..AN OTTERBOX for a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. https://www.amazon.com/OtterBox-SYMMETRY-Case-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B00Z7SC6PW/ref=sr_1_2?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1468530911&sr=1-2&keywords=otterbox+s6+edge+plus Mr "I work in a phone store". Though I know these aren't sold in stores, the internet is your friend, if you knew how to use for more than being a stupid troll. When you come at me, you better know WTF you're talking about, because I will shut your stupid ass down.

58. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You mean, like this one?https://www.amazon.com/OtterBox-SYMMETRY-Case-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B00Z7SC6PW/ref=sr_1_2?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1468530911&sr=1-2&keywords=otterbox+s6+edge+plus Who ever gave you a thumbs up, is just as stupid and misinformed as you are. You must sleep in the same bed of stupidity.

64. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Techie, that's why I used the word "seldom." Please learn to read. Also, shape does matter. The smaller the area that comes into contact with a given object at a given speed, the greater the pressure on that object. That's a large part of why bullets pierce things that an object as blunt as they are shouldn't by ordinary (eg. manually) means. Learn something, you DUMMY!

87. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off, everything Apple does is "claimed" to be innovative. Shape matter? Then understand this shape since I am a dummy. Lets compare...a flat screen phone being dropped on its face vs a curved screen phone. Assuming the phone will make a 100% flat faced impact with both phone using metal an glass. HERE IS WHAT HAPPENS. Flat phone makes a solid flat faced contact with hard surface. 100% of the phones face hits at the same time. The shock is total absorb by the glass which causes it to shatter. Unlike plastic which can absorb shock, metal cannot. The shock causes the metal to vibrate, which add more shock from the original impact. As the shock flows across the glass, it is being pushed back, by the vibration of the metal. The point where these meet is where you see the hole and then the spider vein emit. This central area, is NOT where the glass impacted the surface. After all, in my example, the glass hit the ground flat and flush. Now what happens in a curve scenario of the same. In this case, since the glass is curved, this means on a solid flat impact, only the flat surface of the phones makes contact. This is actually LESS glass making the initial hit. But even though its less of an impact surface, the results will be similar but will be less likely. Why? Because after the initial impact the shock has to flow over that curve. Which means that initial shock may not follow the glass all the way along the sides. Which is why if you look at drop video of some of the results, those spider vein, don't go all the way past the curve. It all just depends, how high and what was the material being contacted. If you drop a phone on a porcelain surface, it is more likely to break because not only is their shock, there is also a chemical react of glass striking porcelain. That is why you can break a car window with a tiny piece of porcelain glass. Because the breakage Is a chemical reaction, not a impact one. I saw what you said. I saw you said "seldom". I simply gave a specific example of one of those "seldom" Apple innovation that backfired because of a poor choice of phone design. It a case where it has ALWAYS BEEN with Apple that you omitted. Whether what they did was innovative or not, Apple has chosen time and time again to design their products in ways where they have handicaps which has causes customers problems. The first I recall was not using heat sinks in their Macs. Designing laptops with no vents, putting an antenna where it can be touched, making insanely thin casing which cause protruding glass, making a phone bigger/thinner and not shoring up the design to prevent it from bending. Would you like me to mention more?

36. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Nothing is compromised. That's an excuse being used by haters who want to dis the Note, but be able to praise the iPhone next year when Apple copies the concept.

42. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah right i am for sure the kind of guy thats praise apple... Sure.

60. tedkord

Posts: 17296; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I didn't respond to you.

72. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

But it is true, you praise Apple everything. Marorun and Mrelectrfiyer said the same too.

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First off. so what if the edge is purely for cosmetics. Was that ever a problem for the iPhone? NOPE! Also, since you don't own, or have used a Note; how about you don't pretend to know how someone else uses it. When I write, I don't write from one edge to another. When its just some quick notes, I write somewhere in the middle. Or I type the the note, in which case its starts from the edge, but I can always and easily "center" the text. The fact is, for writing, unless you're writing a thesis or an assay, the middle has sufficient space to write. Unless you are drawing and trying to cover 100% of the display, the edge wont even ever be in the way. Next, you're cryin' about a phone you don't own, don't use and have no plans of buying. I love tech too. I own and by phones from Apple and Samsung. So I will ridicule them equally if it can be done. But for a dumb sheep like you, who simply bought the iPhone for years over looks, as it has not offered any substance to those looks for years and now you wanna criticize the edge screen on the Galaxy simply because Apple didn't do it first or at all, and because the Galaxy actually has substance; you want jump all over it. Gosh dude, you're such a piece of SHIzniT.

24. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The edge is there for looks but to also make a big screen phone way smaller in the hand I.e. Why my s7 edge is the best 5.5" phone in the hand, big upgrade over my s6 edge

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I know what its for. I was just calling him out because he said the edge is just for looks. So what if it is. Samsung still added a feature to it, even if the feature is gimmicky and useless to many. Some will use it, most wont. But the iPhone particularly for years was loved only for its looks mostly. After all, I too love the look for the iPhone 5SE, like most have stated as well. But there is nothing else great about the 5S other tan its cool design. I both like and dislike the edge design. Overall its just a bad idea. Yes it expose more of the glass where a potential drop could break it. But the fact is, most phones have 100% of the glass exposed so a drop is a possible disaster. But at least Samsung uses Gorilla Glass which is strong compare to some cheap brand ion-strengthen glass. Though both are the same per se, GG has proven to be tougher. I just hate when fans make claims about a brand they hate, and wont say it equally when it equally applies to them. A dual glass design is a bad idea PERIOD. For both Apple and for Samsung or any OEM who uses it. Because they equally bring the same pros and cons.

44. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I have nothing against curved screen if they give a not curved alternative. Otherwise its just like apple way of milking clients.

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